Jan 13, 2009 at 9:34 pm #1233232
Addie BedfordBPL Member
Companion forum thread to:Jan 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm #1470029
Ken T.BPL Member
I just don't know what to say.Jan 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm #1470039
Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
…often comes at the princely price of one's sanity.
Bravo!Jan 13, 2009 at 11:47 pm #1470041
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> I just don't know what to say.
I do …
but I can't…Jan 14, 2009 at 4:15 am #1470055
Jim ColtenBPL Member
[tears of laughter running down my face]
No way I can let my family see this article, they'll want to know where I found someone to write that article for me.
I DID almost end up in the hospital after my first return to backpacking trip eight years ago (subtitled "The Pack Mule at age 50")Jan 14, 2009 at 7:12 am #1470070
David StenbergBPL Member
This was an excellent article. A new monthly column?Jan 14, 2009 at 7:28 am #1470076
Devin MontgomeryBPL Member
@dsmontgomeryLocale: one snowball away from big trouble
I think this came a bit early – the first of April is still a few months off.Jan 14, 2009 at 7:40 am #1470082
John S.BPL Member
I'm speechless too.
Sigmund FreudJan 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm #1470154
@retropumpLocale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Another speechless reader.Jan 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm #1470158
Tony WongBPL Member
@valsharLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Let me understand this.
Did the author of this article just write an essay documenting for the world a declaration that he has funded all of his backpacking purchases with counterfeit money from a printing press built by his relative???Jan 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm #1470162
@ritzhensonLocale: The Deep South
That's what it sounds like to me…So, where does your Grasshopper Uncle live again?Jan 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm #1470191
Jim SweeneyBPL Member
@swimjayLocale: Northern California
Tony and Judith, I can't say I pretend to understand economic theory, but my uncle explains that the Treasury Dept actually (tacitly) encourages what they call the "orderly entrepreneurial enhancement of the monetary supply". What they object to is sudden, dislocating currency infusions. So, for example, when I suggested to him that we might let everyone at BPL use the machine, he explained (with a stiff left hook) "Now that would be getting greedy, wouldn't it?" The orderly, low key use of his machine stimulates the economy and saves the treasury dept the cost of printing and distributing extra currency. After all, my uncle says, where do I think the money for the current economic stimulus packages is going to come from?Jan 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm #1470193
David GoreBPL Member
@davgorLocale: Central CA Coast
Thanks BPL editorial staff for printing the funniest thing I've read all day. Its style reminds me of books authored by Tom Robbins, whose paperbacks have on occasion gone into my pack. In all cases, well done, Mr. Sweeney.Jan 14, 2009 at 7:27 pm #1470238
@ryanLocale: Northern Rockies
Tony, I'm confused too.
The accountant here is still trying to figure out if we have to report Jim's purchases as … legal sales … to the IRS …!Jan 14, 2009 at 7:54 pm #1470248
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
There is a lot to think about in his article and then agian there is not. SPOOF!! UL is a waste of time-Right!!Jan 14, 2009 at 8:04 pm #1470252
@jdw01776Locale: Southeast Texas
Will there be a sequel on April 1st?Jan 17, 2009 at 8:57 pm #1470948
Mary DBPL Member
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
ROTFL!Jan 20, 2009 at 2:03 pm #1471563
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Hard to believe this article wasn't listed as members only. To think I skipped over the Cowboy Coffee article for this.
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